2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 12th Eastern
2011–12 record 33–33–16
Home record 20–14–7
Road record 13–19–9
Goals for 213
Goals against 243
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice (Oct–Nov)
Kirk Muller (Nov-Apr)
Captain Eric Staal
Alternate captains Tim Gleason
Brandon Sutter
Arena PNC Arena
Average attendance 16,042 (85.9%)
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (24)
Assists Eric Staal (46)
Points Eric Staal (70)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Allen (76)
Plus/minus Tim Gleason (12)
Wins Cam Ward (30)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.74)

The 2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 40th season for the franchise, 33rd in the National Hockey League dating back to June 22, 1979,[1] and 15th season since the franchise relocated to North Carolina to start the 1997–98 NHL season.

The Hurricanes failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight year. The last time the team made the trip to the post-season was in the 2008–09 NHL season.

Off-Season[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

On November 28, 2011, the Hurricanes replaced head coach Paul Maurice with Kirk Muller.[2]

Playoffs[edit]

The Hurricanes failed to qualify for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 −24 94
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 −8 92
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 −46 84
4 Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 −21 84
5 Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 −30 82
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.


Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – New York Rangers 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 +39 109
2 NE y – Boston Bruins 82 49 29 4 40 269 202 +67 102
3 SE y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 −24 94
4 AT x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 +61 108
5 AT x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 +32 103
6 AT x – New Jersey Devils 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 +19 102
7 SE x – Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 −8 92
8 NE x – Ottawa Senators 82 41 31 10 35 249 240 +9 92
9 NE Buffalo Sabres 82 39 32 11 32 218 230 −12 89
10 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 −46 84
11 SE Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 −21 84
12 SE Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 −30 82
13 NE Toronto Maple Leafs 82 35 37 10 31 231 264 −33 80
14 AT New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 −52 79
15 NE Montreal Canadiens 82 31 35 16 26 212 226 −14 78
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference.


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

2011–12 Game Log

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Ward, CamCam Ward 68 3988 30 23 13 182 2.74 2143 .915 5 1 0 4
Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher 10 546 1 6 1 31 3.41 260 .881 0 0 0 0
Peters, JustinJustin Peters 7 387 2 3 2 16 2.48 233 .931 1 0 0 0
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy 2 36 0 1 0 0 0.00 9 1.000 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Hurricanes. Stats reflect time with Hurricanes only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Justin Faulk 1st Career NHL Game October 7, 2011
Tim Brent 100th Career NHL Game October 8, 2011
Jamie McBain 100th Career NHL Game November 4, 2011
Anthony Stewart 200th Career NHL Game November 11, 2011
Jussi Jokinen 300th Career NHL Point November 12, 2011
Jeff Skinner 100th Career NHL Game November 14, 2011
Justin Faulk 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 20, 2011
Tim Gleason 500th Career NHL Game November 27, 2011
Joni Pitkanen 500th Career NHL Game November 27, 2011
Mike Murphy 1st Career NHL Game December 6, 2011
Justin Faulk 1st Career NHL Goal December 9, 2011
Jussi Jokinen 200th Career NHL Assist December 13, 2011
Riley Nash 1st Career NHL Game December 21, 2011
Riley Nash 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 23, 2011
Cam Ward[3] 1st Career NHL Goal December 26, 2011
Eric Staal 600th Career NHL Game December 31, 2011
Tuomo Ruutu 500th Career NHL Game December 31, 2011
Jerome Samson 1st Career NHL Goal January 10, 2012
Eric Staal 300th Career NHL Assist January 12, 2012
Alexei Ponikarovsky 600th Career NHL Game January 14, 2012
Jussi Jokinen 500th Career NHL Game January 14, 2012
Jiri Tlusty 200th Career NHL Game January 23, 2012
Tim Gleason 100th Career NHL Assist January 31, 2012
Patrick Dwyer 200th Career NHL Game February 4, 2012
Justin Peters 1st Career NHL Shutout February 20, 2012
Cam Ward 400th Career NHL Game March 3, 2012
Derek Joslin 100th Career NHL Game March 6, 2012
Brandon Sutter 100th Career NHL Point March 6, 2012
Jeff Skinner 100th Career NHL Point March 7, 2012
Cam Ward 200th Career NHL Win March 15, 2012
Jay Harrison 200th Career NHL Game April 3, 2012
Bryan Allen 600th Career NHL Game April 5, 2012
Jeremy Welsh 1st Career NHL Game April 7, 2012

Final roster[edit]

Updated March 29, 2012.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
5 Canada Allen, BryanBryan Allen D L 36 2011 Kingston, Ontario
33 United States Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher G L 40 2011 Woonsocket, Rhode Island
21 United States Bowman, DraysonDrayson Bowman C L 28 2007 Grand Rapids, Michigan
37 Canada Brent, TimTim Brent C R 33 2011 Cambridge, Ontario
39 United States Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer RW R 34 2006 Great Falls, Montana
28 United States Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk D R 25 2010 South St. Paul, Minnesota
6 United States Gleason, TimTim Gleason (A) D L 34 2006 Clawson, Michigan
44 Canada Harrison, JayJay Harrison D L 34 2009 Oshawa, Ontario
36 Finland Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen LW L 34 2009 Kalajoki, Finland
27 Canada Joslin, DerekDerek Joslin D L 30 2011 Richmond Hill, Ontario
59 United States LaRose, ChadChad LaRose RW R 35 2003 Fraser, Michigan
4 United States McBain, JamieJamie McBain D R 29 2006 Edina, Minnesota
14 Austria Nodl, AndreasAndreas Nodl RW L 30 2011 Vienna, Austria
25 Finland Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen D L 33 2008 Oulu, Finland
15 Finland Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu RW L 34 2008 Vantaa, Finland
53 Canada Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner C L 25 2010 Markham, Ontario
8 Czech Republic Spacek, JaroslavJaroslav Spacek D L 43 2011 Rokycany, Czechoslovakia
12 Canada Staal, EricEric Staal (C) C L 32 2003 Thunder Bay, Ontario
13 Canada Stewart, AnthonyAnthony Stewart RW R 32 2011 LaSalle, Quebec
16 Canada Sutter, BrandonBrandon Sutter (A) C R 28 2007 Huntington, New York
19 Czech Republic Tlusty, JiriJiri Tlusty LW L 29 2009 Slaný, Czechoslovakia
30 Canada Ward, CamCam Ward G L 33 2002 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Transactions[edit]

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season.

Draft picks[edit]

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft was held in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Ryan Murphy D  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 42 Victor Rask C  Sweden Leksands IF (Swe-2)
3 73 Keegan Lowe D  United States Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
4 103 Gregory Hofmann C   Switzerland HC Ambri-Piotta (NLA)
6 163 Matt Mahalak G  United States Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
7 193 Brody Sutter C  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Hurricanes Name Kirk Muller as Head Coach
  3. ^ Hurricanes 4, Devils 2
  4. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes - Team - Roster". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Canes Acquire 2012 Fourth-Round Pick from Boston
  6. ^ Canes Acquire Jaroslav Spacek from Montreal
  7. ^ Canes Acquire Dadonov, Jenks from Florida Panthers
  8. ^ Canes Acquire Sova and Draft Pick from Devils
  9. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Brian Boucher
  10. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tim Brent
  11. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Alexei Ponikarovsky
  12. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Soryal
  13. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Anthony Stewart
  14. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tomas Kaberle
  15. ^ Hurricanes Sign Chris Durno to One-Year Contract
  16. ^ Hurricanes Sign Defenseman Mathieu Roy
  17. ^ Canes Sign Jeremy Welsh to Entry-Level Contract
  18. ^ Canes Sign Beau Schmitz to Entry-Level Contract
  19. ^ Hurricanes Sign Goaltender John Muse
  20. ^ Erik Cole signs 4 years with Montreal
  21. ^ Ducks Ink Rodney to One-Year Deal
  22. ^ Coyotes Sign Pogge to One-Year Contract
  23. ^ Ducks Ink Bodie to One-Year Deal
  24. ^ Hurricanes Claim Andreas Nodl on Waivers
  25. ^ a b Canes Sign Kivisto, Lindstrom to Entry-Level Deals
  26. ^ Hurricanes, Harrison Agree to Two-Year Deal
  27. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Dwyer
  28. ^ Hurricanes Re-Sign Defenseman Joni Pitkanen
  29. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Forward Chad LaRose
  30. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jussi Jokinen
  31. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jiri Tlusty
  32. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Brett Bellemore
  33. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Derek Joslin
  34. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Brandon Sutter
  35. ^ Canes Re-Sign Forward Brett Sutter
  36. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Bobby Sanguinetti
  37. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Ryan Murphy
  38. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Victor Rask
  39. ^ Hurricanes Sign Tim Gleason to Four-Year Extension
  40. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Ruutu on Extension
  41. ^ Hurricanes Sign Austin Levi to Entry-Level Contract